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Snail Mail, No More (Elizabeth and Tara*Starr #2)

3.75 of 5 stars 3.75  ·  rating details  ·  1,658 ratings  ·  129 reviews
An acclaimed sequel from two of the best-selling children's book authors of all time -- now with an exciting new cover!

Elizabeth and Tara*Starr are best friends living in totally different parts of the country. They used to write letters to each other, but now they're both addicted to e-mail. Now they can share their problems instantly . . . and lately they've needed to do
Paperback, 320 pages
Published April 1st 2001 by Scholastic Paperbacks (first published March 1st 2000)
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Snail Mail No more is about a long distance friendship with Tara Star and Elizabeth. Tara Star is the really popular. Elizabeth is just normal. The setting is in Ohio. I'm not really sure where just I know it is in Ohio. Tara's internal conflict is wither her "friend" Phil. She is wondering if she likes him enough to date him. Elizabeth's is with her mom. Her mom and father are no longer together because of her father. Tara's external conflict is with Elizabeth. She and Elizabeth haven't seen e ...more
Ash R.
This book is about best friends, Elizabeth and Tara Star. They live far away from each other and have to write letters in the mail and have to wait days to get it. It was a slow way to communicate. Then the girls get computers and learn to talk faster there email. Thats how they keep in contact inside of their old, slow, snail mail.

I can make a text to self connection because my best friend doesn't live in New York with me anymore. So we mostly communicate with email, AIM, or phone calls when
Nov 07, 2010 Rachel added it
This book is very ineresting cause, you get to see what each of the characters lives are apart from each other. For,example on of them are having a sibling coming soon. The other character is having problems with her dad. I like how much detail they put into their emails. I read the first book about their letters and I love this one. It shows how they upgraded from letters to emails. It is a really great book for girls to read.
Pooja Dimba
Snail Mail No More to me is not a good book. It is about two girls who send emails to each other about school lives and home lives. The schools stuff that they share with each other is totally unrealistic and the two girls (Tara and Elizabeth) sound like college students. But of course this my opinion and my opinion of this book is that it is awful. I suggest you don't read it.
Again, this was a reread for me. I first read this book in my early teen years and I was surprised to find how much I can still relate to Elizabeth and Tara*Starr. Their ever evolving and changing friendship is something I'm currently going through (in my early twenties) with my best friend from middle and high school. Since we don't get to see each other on a regular basis anymore we rely on email and other non-face to face forms of communication. It's hard to keep up a friendship when you can' ...more
Meghan Frick
This book never gets old to me. lol I have read this book ever since elementary school and i love it!!!
i recommend younger children to read it!
Jan 07, 2015 Allison rated it 3 of 5 stars
Shelves: ya
This is a sequel to a book, but it works as a stand alone novel, too. I feel like I’ve read this or the first book before, years ago when I was probably still the appropriate age for it, but I can’t remember; it just seems vaguely familiar. Tara Starr and Elizabeth were best friends last year, but Tara moved and now they communicate between email and IM. I love reading epistolary novels because I feel like you get more insight - it’s close to reading a diary or a novel completely in dialogue. Th ...more
i loved the second one as much as the first, and that doesn't happen often!
This book basically talks about two best friends, and there beautiful friendship. Coming from its 1st book P.S longer letter later they were BFF who were mostly known as sisters who were un-replacable & cant be seperated from one another. But Snail Mail No More by Ann M.Martin is the 2nd book. In this book Elizabeth and Tara Star were the main characters. Then came by bad news and one of them had to move away. To her best friend this was a disappointment knowing that they won't be able to se ...more
Jennifer Shaffer
I read the book "Snail Mail No More". Its written by Paula Danziger and Ann M. Martin. The book is the Sequel to the book P.S. Longer Letter Later. In that book they wrote the letters back and forth to each other. I thought that was a cool way to write a book. The first book is written all in letters, which was fun too read. This book is written all in Emails which makes it easier for the friends to reply. The times are nearly as spread out. Tara and Elizabeth were best friends, but when Tara mo ...more
Autumn Graves
This book "Snail Mail No More" is about two best friends named Tara and Elizabeth. The both of them were very different, Tara is alot more ougoing and wild, more of a rule breaker and very into fashion. Elizabeth is very reserved and not too outgoing, and loves to sew, and write poetry. Despite their differences they were best friends and always there for eachother.
They lived by eachother and were the best of friends until Tara had to move. They send letters to eachother for a long time, unti
This was just a fun book I picked up. The title intrigued me, mostly because it saddened me. I love snail mail - I have penpals, participate in postcrossing... I love opening my mailbox and finding things inside. Email has just lots its excitement for me.

I didn't realize when I got it that this book was the second in a series. In the first book, a pair of best friends is split up when one family moves many states away. The story is told as a series of snail mail letters back and forth. Though I
Jun 03, 2011 Rebecca rated it 3 of 5 stars
Shelves: ya
I read so many books so quickly so long ago, I can't remember what they were about anymore. Give me a second.

This one was written in email format. Kind of nice. Kind of annoying as they are like 12 years old? The 2nd book in the series in which I never read the first one (again). The girls live in different towns and are totally different yet best friends. Girl #1 (since I can't remember names) lives with her parents who are having a baby. Girl #2's dad left her family in the first book and is a
Summer Lawrence
This book is very relatable . I have been through thit sitation time and time again. In this story Tara moves aways from her bestfriend Elizebeth . They at first write letters but soon find its hard to keep in touch with each other . but they both get computers and set up email accounts and start to email each other daily . They both are having hard times at home with their familys beause Tara's mother and father are hvaing a baby even thought they used to asct like teenagers and Elizebeth deals ...more
An old favorite from back in the day!
This books and its characters are still with me definitely a 5 star (:

I don't remember the first book, Longer Letter Later, that well (probably because I didn't own a copy) but I definitely knew about it...and possibly have already read it?
Either way it would be interesting to reread these books now in my twenties!
Sara picked this up from the "Free Books/Please Take" rack on the porch of the Mt. Gretna mini-library and I think I started reading it because it fell beneath my hand at the lake when I hadn't brought a book along. I found it surprisingly likeable and readable (why am I such a snob?!). I wouldn't have said it earned its starred review from Publisher's Weekly or whatever it was, being fairly middle-of-the-road in terms of prose style, plot, and memorability--a book in which basically nothing muc ...more
Ann M. Martin and Paula Danziger were both important, special writers to me when I was a kid so I was over the moon when they collaborated on "P.S. Longer Letter Later" and "Snail Mail, No More." I loved these books. I love the fact that they wrote them by literally mailing letters to each other and reacting to what the other writer included in each letter. They made the plot up as they went along.

Friendship, growing up, family...these are good books and both of these ladies are masters of writ
I eniyed this sequel. It was a little sad though "/.
Pretty sure I read this one more than once, but I enjoyed the first one even more. Probably because it wasn't as sad.

Hopefully I am remembering the correct events in both books. It's been a while since I read this and P.S. Longer Letter Later...
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This book was good because it talks about 2 girls who goes to the same school and i think they live one block away from each other so they were best friend until some thing bad happened and they had to seprate because one of the girl had to move away and there firend ship had to break apart so one of the girl thought about writing a letter since they have no way o talk until one of the girls mother thinks about getting a computer for so she wont get so bored then she writes a letter to the other ...more
This wasn't as good as the first book but it was still enjoyable. I'm glad we got some loose ends tied up, since the first book ended so abruptly.

The ending to this one actually shocked me - I didn't remember it was going to happen at all! (I think I've only read this book once, as opposed to the several times I read the first one.)

I wish there had been just one more book to let us know what happened to the girls in the future. Since their friendship was already starting to crumble, I suspect t
Jun 10, 2013 Isis added it
Shelves: 2012-2013
Snail Mail, No More by Paula Danziger is about a relationship between bestfriends, Elizabeth and Tara Star. Throughout the book when onr moves away, these two friends have to learn how to deal with a long distance friendship. To keep their friendship alive they decide to send letters and emails to eachother constatly to update eachother about their personal lives. Even though the two friends were seperated, they were still there for eachother during hard times. For example when Elizabeths father ...more
Astrid Jakobs
I had read P.S. Longer Letter Later as a kid and absolutely loved it, so I was overjoyed when I heard that there was a sequel. Either I'm no longer a kid or this book was schlocky even by children's standards.
Lauren Siegert
As a kid, I loved this book and the first one. As an adult Elizabeth is really irritating- super judgmental and just ugh, it isn't believable that Tara would keep bothering with her.
Trisa Ibarra
Mar 16, 2008 Trisa Ibarra rated it 5 of 5 stars
Recommends it for: Girls
This is the sequel to PS. Longer Letter Later. It is a continuation of the girls Tara*Starr and Elizabeth. They are still the same, Tara*Starr loves glitter and Elizabeth loves poetry. The only difference between this book and the last is that they are now chatting via E-mail. This book takes twists and turns with each girls life. Tara*Starr, who loves being the center of attention still, finds out her mother is pregnant. She must get used to becoming a big sister. While Elizabeth must get used ...more
Maybe it's because I'm older reading this, but I have no desire to keep this book around for my daughter to read. There's no substance to this book. The long distance friendship is typical teenager at some points and soooo far from any teen relationship at other points.
I loved this book when I was younger, in middle school maybe. I read it a zillion times and just now I realized its a sequel... how did I never know that?
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The girls have email! They can communicate more quickly and look forward to chatting in real-time through instant messaging. In this way, Elizabeth and Tara continue their long distance friendship as more challenges threaten to pull them apart. Paula Danziger writes for Tara while Ann Martin pens Elizabeth’s letters. Both authors create realistic teen voices as the characters explore their changing relationship amidst current social issues- dating, divorce, relationships with parents, friendship ...more
As a sequel of P.S. Longer Letter Later, the year of the slowest of their usually way of contacting each other was the worst. They always had to wait for one's letter to arrive, respond, and send back, and vice versa over and over again. Now that they have survived it to the eighth grade, that now have e-mail to keep in touch through. This year they both have grown up a lot and face more obstacles in life. Many changes are happening in both of their lives, with Tara*Starr getting a new baby sibl ...more
Personally not a fan of this emailing writing style. It gets so boring and repetitive. Can imagine it'd be so fun to write, though.
Oh my goodness.... P.S. Longer Letter Later was amazing. I read it about fifteen years ago, but it's stayed with me all these years. I was ecstatic to find Snail Mail No More, but it took me much longer to get through it. I restarted and finished it this week, and it was AMAZING!!! Oh my goodness... I can't help but feel the authors were setting it up to be a trilogy, but sadly Paula Danziger died shortly after this was published. Still, I'd love to see Ann go back and write a third, maybe in jo ...more
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Born in Washington, D.C. and raised in New York, Paula Danziger knew since the second grade that she wanted to be a writer. Throughout her career, she wrote a collection of children's stories, including The Cat Ate my Gymsuit, The Divorce Express and, more recently, the Amber Brown series.
Danziger loved to travel and meet young kids all over the world. She was embraced by her audience for her abil
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